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to adopt from there again. i can see you have ben on set, he's now 7 years old. you adopted him when he was 13 months. you're a living example of how important it is for american parents to get involved in the kids' lives. talk about that, if you will. >> go ahead. >> when we decided to adopt ben, we weren't trying to rescue a child. we were trying to become parents. we wanted to be a family. and from the moment we met ben, outside of st. petersburg, russia, we fell in love. and we became family and now we don't know what our life would be without him. we're just like so many of the majority of the families who adopt from russia. we're regular people. he goes to school, plays sports. we're a family and we decided about a year ago we wanted to add another child to our family, so it was a national inclination to go back to russia and try to adopt again. >> i know that you want to adopt again from russia. it seems to me that now it appears vladimir putin will sign the bill and there will be at least for the time being, no more children adopted from russia to the united states. 46 kids are
in the book that had an impact on you is seeing the broadway show "ben franklin in paris." why? >> i volunteered to go to vietnam, it was an advisory effort, it was not leading u.s. combat troops. a lot of people told me i was crazy. what are you doing this for? there is no career enhancement for you going over there and advising them and that sort of thing. i told them they don't understand. it is a sense of duty. i'm an instrument of war. i was not articulating my possession well. then i saw "ben franklin in paris" and this wonderful last scene where ben franklin stands up about how will i find those americans then. will they love liberty given it to their crib for nothing. if you are not free you are lost without hope. and are they willing to die for it? that is one question that you have to ask, are you willing to die for it and the answer must be, yes, sir, i would. that is why i was going to vietnam. i have never forgotten those words. >> there's another point where you talk about the civilians in washington seeing too many rambo movies. >> there was an element pressuring, i fe
to care? >> we talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation stiller strong by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. how do you claim water? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. ♪ viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of kind of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> ailelina cho, thank you for that. if you want to help or get more information about water.org, go to cnn.com/impact. >>> former president george h.w. bush seems to be getting a little better after spending christmas in a houston hospital. doctors thought the 88-year-old would be able to go home, but he developed a fever. a spokesman tells cnn the former president has slightly improved. he was hospitalized in late november for bronchitis. doct
that, maybe involving humor. >> hey, there -- >> reporter: take ben stiller. he gets attention for his foundation, stiller strong, by producing hilarious videos. >> matt damon, he claims water -- >> how did he claim water? is he aqua man? >> reporter: consider this. damon talks about water on youtube, 4,000 hits. the video with sarah silverman -- ♪ who's that knocking at my door? ♪ >> reporter: viral. damon says his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there's a lot of sort of low-hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people that we can help. >> do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that's why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped 1 million people so far, but as damon says, there's still another 880 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it's a start and it's a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning, giving people affordable loans in places where getting clean water is a challenge is really working. and he says he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. joe? >> f
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